Explore Italy - Spring Break

Program Facts

Program Type: UA Faculty-led

Credit Type: UA Direct Credit

Level of Study: Undergraduate

GPA: 2.5

Class Eligibility: Sophomore , Junior , Senior , Graduate

Language of Instruction: English

Program Open To: UA and Non-UA Students

Explore Explore Italy - Spring Break

Explore Italy during Spring Break! 

Spring Break is the ideal time to explore the amazing cities in Italy which will include site visits in Venice, Florence, Orvieto, and Rome! Group flight to and from Italy from either the Tucson or Phoenix airport is included!


You will be enrolled in a 1 unit CLAS 499 course using the cities of Italy as your text! If you are a W.A. Franke Honors student you will be enrolled in an honors section of CLAS 499

While in Venice, we will visit the Doges Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. In Florence, the jewel of the Renaissance, we'll see Michelangelo’s David and also the splendid Uffizi Gallery. In Rome, we spend our days with visits to the Forum, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and several other sites.

Prior to leaving you will have two mandatory course meetings:

  • January meeting Date/Time TBD - Trip Logistics with snacks
  • February meeting Date/Time TBD - Film and Course Discussion with Dinner

FACULTY: Prof. Cynthia White ckwhite@email.arizona.edu

Optional Credits: 

Students interested in two additional credits should contact Dr. Cynthia White to enroll in independent study credits to take place in7W1. Please note, the tuition for the additional 7W1 independent study credits is not included in the Explore Italy program fees. 

Site visits include Venice, Florence, Orvieto and Rome (precise itinerary TBD)

  • TRAVEL to all sites in-country
  •  ACCOMMODATIONS—3 and 4 star hotels
  •  BREAKFAST included with accommodations
  •  ENTRANCES to all sites and museums
  •  TOUR GUIDES at each site

Good to Know:

LGBTQ+ Equality Index rating: Italy rates 64/100 (with 100 being the most equal) on Equaldex’s LGBTQ+ Equality Index.

Global Peace Index rating: Italy ranks 34/163 in the Global Peace Index. The lower the score, the more peaceful the country.

Languages spoken: Italian (official); German, French and Slovene-speaking minorities. 

We will stay in conveniently located 3 and 4 star hotels. Breakfasts will be included in our stays. 

Term: Spring Break
Application Deadline: November 15
Start Date: Feb. 29, 2024
End Date: Mar. 10, 2024

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